The Gambia Golf Association (GGA) has announced that Kololi Beach Club (Gambia) Ltd. became the newest member of Association on 22nd October, 2016.
The GGA described the development as a historic and important milestone for the Association, noting that not only because Kololi Beach Club has one of the only two golf courses in the country, but it is also the first club to become a member of the GGA.
“Golf is one of the few games that is primarily an individual sport, and this was reflected in GGA’s membership, which has up till now being composed only of individuals. GGA and Kololi Beach Club are working on a memorandum of understanding that would define their partnership for the promotion of the game of golf and tourism in the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, complementing Gambia government’s laudable efforts in national development,” the GGA said in a press release.
“In the meantime, Kololi Beach Club has accepted for its beautiful and challenging golf course to be one of the venues for the forthcoming 2016 Gambia Open scheduled for December 2016, and for subsequent Gambia Open Tournaments, in addition to Fajara Golf Course. Having two golf courses to play at in the Gambia Open would add more variety to the tournament and GGA expects to see an increased number of participants this year, especially as there is a category for tourists.”
The GGA was established in 2009 as the national governing body for golf in the country under the general direction of the National Sports Council and it is affiliated to the Gambia National Olympic Committee, the R&A and the International Golf Federation.